West Harpeth Christian Tutorial Welcome to WHCT

Course Time:

  • This course is offered on Thursdays.  


  • This course is open to 9th - 12th grade students.
  • If you are interested in enrolling an 8th grade student, please contact the tutor.
  • Please check with your umbrella regarding the acceptance of this credit prior to 9th grade.     


  • World Geography Today:  Student Edition Grades 9-12 2008
    ISBN-   0030934192

Course Description:

World Geography is a full year course that will
provide exposure to God’s world and His people.

The students will use the five main themes of geography:
location, place, human environmental, movement, and region
to guide their understanding of different cultures and countries.

The students will occasionally research and discuss current events.  

Class Time:
  • Class time will primarily involve interactive group discussions, students presenting projects, tasting a variety of food,
    and assignments that encourage students to explore more deeply the material they have read.
  • Maps will be used to provide geographic context.
  • Quizzes covering maps will be taken in class.  

Homework Requirements: 

  • Each student will be expected to read the material assigned, label various maps,
    prepare projects / presentations on specified regions, and will create an end of the
    year project that illustrates the various countries learned.
  • Weekly assignments will require 2-3 hours to complete.
    Project assignments will require additional time.  


  • Tests will mainly be taken at home, usually open notebook or open book.  


  • 20%  class participation
  • 20%  homework
  • 20%  tests and map quizzes
  • 40%  projects and presentations  


  • textbook
  • binder with dividers
  • lined paper 
  • colored pencils for labeling maps

**Summer Assignment:
Two chapters of reading and a study guide will be due the first day of class.